On Monday 17th June 2013 Radio 4 produced ‘Derek Tangye: The Cornish Gardener’. A programme that aimed to provide listeners with a brief but fascinating insight to Derek’s life. In less than half an hour we listened to several interviews with people representing different parts of his life; from his work as an MI5 Officer, jourmalist and writer and Flower Farmer. People such as Jane Bird, horticulturalist  and one of the Trustees of his estate, John Coles who has produced many DVD’s  of Minack, containing photographs and interviews over the years, Sue Aston violist and music composer, as well as the webmaster of this website. The pictures below were taken at The Minack Theatre where Sue’s music was recorded. The programme reached a new audience  for Derek’s life and work and hopefully will generate a new demand for his books. We hope that it does not increase too greatly the visits to Oliver land. We hope the work of this website helps to feed the imagination of readers of the books. If you are not a follower of Facebook then we have reproduced some photos here for you of the making of the programme with John McCarthy (journalist, broadcaster and author), Stephen Garner (Radio 4 Producer) , Sue Aston (violinist and music composer , Phil Jackson (Minack Theatre), Chris Chamberlain ( Director -AnotherWayTheatre Company) and David Kay (AnotherWayTheatre Company)
Phil Jackson of Minack Theatre in discussion with John, Stephen and Sue John McCarthy and Stephen Garner with Sue Aston Stephen Garner with Chris Chamberlain and David Kay in the new dressing rooms at Minack Theatre Stephen Garner - Radio 4 Producer, John McCarthy - Broadcaster, journalist and author with Sue Aston, violinist and music composer. Phil Aston filming Sue's performance
Radio 4 - Derek Tangye: The Cornish Gardener
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